Elks 3, Acorns 0
AMANDA PARK — Lumping all of its offense in the sixth inning, Lake Quinault won a battle of ace pitchers against district rival Oakville in this District IV 1B independent contest on Tuesday.
The Elks’ Richy Carlisle struck out 13, walked two and held the Acorns to just two hits for a complete-game shutout. Santos Venegas picked up an RBI double and Austin Peters got an RBI sacrifice fly in the Elks’ three-run sixth inning.
Oakville’s Sean Youckton held Quinault (5-4 overall) to just three hits in the loss, striking out four and walking two.
“This was our best game of the year,” Lake Quinault head coach Keith Samplawski said. “We both had our aces going and both pitched really well. I was impressed with how hard we hit the ball. It was at people or in the gap, where their center fielder stole a couple of hits as well.
“We knew we could compete with Oakville if we hit the ball,” Samplawski added. “If Richy didn’t have as great of a game as he did, we wouldn’t have been in the game. He changed speeds well, hit his spots. It was the best pitching performance we’ve had this year.”
On Saturday, Lake Quinault travels to Naselle.
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Sean Youckton and A. Youckton; Carlisle and Kalama.
RBI: Lake Quinault — Venegas, Peters. Double: Lake Quinault — Venegas.
Winning pitcher — Richy Carlisle (13 strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — S. Youckton (four strikeouts, two walks).
Bobcats 12, Hawks 5
LACEY — It took a bit, but Aberdeen’s offense got a spark from Charlie Dietrich’s two-run home run in the fifth inning and it finished with a victory over River Ridge in Evergreen 2A play on Tuesday.
Aberdeen (8-3, 8-4) trailed 3-1 before Dietrich’s two-run home run to left field got the Bobcats started. Collin Nord added a lead-off solo home run to right-center field in the seventh inning, adding to a nine-run explosion in the final two innings.
“Charlie’s home run, that was the spark that tied it and it got the kids excited,” AHS head coach Shon Schreiber said. “I hope the guys see it, all of the things we’ve been talking about — the little things to do to win — and we hope it is sticking. We can score in bunches when we do that.”
Dietrich, who had two hits and four RBI at the plate, picked up the win in relief, throwing three innings and striking out five, walking two. Reilly Fairchild led the offense with three hits, including a double and two RBI.
In the junior varsity game, Aberdeen won, 13-5. Lorenzo Ontiveros picked up his first win of the season for AHS.
Today, Aberdeen comes home to Ken Waite Field to take on River Ridge (1-11, 1-12) again.
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Nord, Dietrich (4), Fairchild (7) and Williamson; Angel, Juldes (6), Ikerd (7) and Boyd.
RBI: Aberdeen — Dietrich 4, Fairchild 2, Williamson, Nord, Johnson, Daniels. River Ridge — Ostling 2, Ikerd. Three hits: Aberdeen — Fairchild. Two hits: Aberdeen — Dietrich, Nord, Johnson. River Ridge — Ostling. Home run: Aberdeen — Dietrich, Nord. River Ridge — Ostling. Doubles: Aberdeen — Nord, Fairchild.
Winning pitcher — Dietrich (five strikeouts, three walks). Losing pitcher — Angel (five strikeouts, four walks).
Bulldogs 15, Mountaineers 3
MONTESANO — A four home-run effort by Montesano helped pace a 15-hit performance at the plate to pace this five-inning mercy rule victory over Rainier in Evergreen 1A play on Tuesday.
Shad Rogers slugged three hits, including a lead-off home run in the second inning to right-center field and a two-run home run to left-center in the fourth inning, to drive the Bulldogs’ (12-0, 13-0) offense.
Tucker Ibabao, who also drove in three runs on two hits, hit a two-run shot two batters after Rogers’ solo shot in the second inning. Layne Bruner, who also had a 3 RBI day, hit his grandfather’s truck in right-center field with a two-run home run in the third inning.
“I was really pleased with the way they’ve hit the ball today,” Montesano head coach Mike Bruner said. “They’ve been working hard on their hitting and some of the guys have been making adjustments; they’re paying off. They were out to hit line drives today, staying on top of the baseball.”
Elliot Mendenhall and Richard Smith combined for a three-hitter in five innings, with Mendenhall getting the win, striking out two in three innings.
Mendenhall, Rogers and Nate Nussbaum were cited for their performances at the plate.
On Thursday, Montesano hosts Tenino in a doubleheader.
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DuCharme, Henry (3) and Hansen; Mendenhall, Smith (4) and Bussard.
RBI: Rainier — Champion 2, Henry. Montesano — Rogers 3, Ibabao 3, Mendenhall 2, Bruner 3, Jensen, Nussbaum. Three hits: Montesano — Rogers. Two hits: Montesano — Ibabao, Mendenhall, Bruner, Jensen, Nussbaum. Home run: Montesano — Rogers 2, Ibabao, Bruner. Doubles: Montesano — Mendenhall, Bruner.
Winning pitcher — Mendenhall (two strikeouts). Losing pitcher — DuCharme.
Bobcats 12, Hawks 1
Grace Otto-Galarneau and Kiana Dixon combined for a four-hitter in the circle and provided some punch at the plate, hitting two of the three home runs slugged by Aberdeen hitters in this Evergreen 2A five-inning contest at the Bishop Athletic Complex on Tuesday.
Otto-Galarneau picked up the win, striking out five in three innings of work. Dixon came in in relief in the fourth inning, but got the offense rocking with a grand slam in the second inning to left-center field. Dixon drove in five runs to lead the Bobcats (6-3, 6-3).
Alexxi Timmons, who added three RBI, hit a two-run home run in the third inning to left-center field and Otto-Galarneau slugged a solo home run to center field in the fourth inning for Aberdeen’s power surge.
“Today, we had three girls step up and hit the ball hard; we had several hard-hit balls to the fence today,” AHS head coach Jeff Timmons said. “It was a great day. They came back from (Monday’s) struggles, got hot out of the box and took care of business.”
Timmons cited Dixon for an all-around day and cited Otto-Galarneau for her day in the circle.
“Kiana hasn’t pitched since she was in U-12 and Grace had some good speed and her off-speed pitches kept them off-balance,” Timmons added.
Today, Aberdeen travels to River Ridge.
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E. Scott and Grahn; Otto-Galarneau, Dixon (4) and Timmons.
RBI: River Ridge — Behrens. Aberdeen — Donovan, Dixon 5, Timmons 3, Boone, Otto-Galarneau. Three hits: River Ridge — R. Behrens. Two hits: Aberdeen — Dixon. Home run: Aberdeen — Dixon, Timmons, Otto-Galarneau. Doubles: Aberdeen — Dixon.
Winning pitcher — Otto-Galarneau (five strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Scott (one strikeout, four walks).
Loggerettes 5, Eagles JV 4
ELMA — A passed ball allowed Wishkah’s Hannah Olson to score the eventual winning run in the top of the seventh inning and ace pitcher Teagan Louthan struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to defeat Elma’s junior varsity team at Eagle Fields on Tuesday.
Olson got on base with a single, then stole second and third base before coming home on a two-out passed ball in the seventh inning. Louthan picked up the win by striking out the side and finished with 15 strikeouts in the contest.
“We were more aggressive today in our base running,” Wishkah head coach Tove Reibel said.
Chrissy Rurup led Wishkah with three hits at the plate.
On Friday, Wishkah (3-2 overall) travels to Oakville.
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Cooper and Mayberry; Louthan and H. Olson.
RBI: Elma JV — Nader, Cooper, Vaughn. Wishkah — Bernhardy, Park, H. Olson, T. Warren. Three hits: Wishkah — Rurup. Two hits: Wishkah — Bernhardy, H. Olson. Triple: Wishkah — H. Olson. Doubles: Elma JV — Brown, Mayberry. Wishkah — Bernhardy.
Winning pitcher — Louthan (15 strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Cooper (nine strikeouts, five walks).
Acorns 34, Elks 24
AMANDA PARK — An eight-run seventh inning for Oakville allowed it to take a breath and hold off Lake Quinault in this District IV 1B independent contest on Tuesday.
The contest, which lasted 3 hours, 15 minutes, featured 55 walks between the teams. From the walks, 23 combined runs were scored.
Oakville’s Briana Bramer earned the win, striking out five and walking 29. McKayla Blackburn, who came in relief during the Acorns’ 10-run first inning, took the loss with 11 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Blackburn also led the Elks with five RBI and had three hits, along with teammate Tonya Mullins. Bramer and Natasha Lewis had three hits for the Acorns.
“McKayla pitched her (heart) out; she was a trooper and carried the weight on her shoulders,” Lake Quinault head coach Darwin Sharrah said. “All of the girls were patient at the plate. We’ve been good at that this year, but we stranded a lot of runners, too. We need to work on that. The girls never gave up.”
On Saturday, Lake Quinault travels to Naselle for a doubleheader.
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Briana Bramer and McElvain; Hannah Allen, McKayla Blackburn (1), Tonya Mullins (7), Jessica Rushing (7) and Alex Kelley.
Three hits: Oakville — Natasha Lewis, Bramer. Lake Quinault — Mullins, Blackburn. Two hits: Oakville — McElvain, Daniels, Ortives. Triples: Oakville — Lewis 2. Doubles: Oakville — McElvain, Daniels 2, Bramer 2. Lake Quinault — Mullins.
Winning pitcher — Bramer (five strikeouts, 29 walks). Losing pitcher — Blackburn (11 strikeouts, 11 walks).
Grizzlies 209, Eagles 222
An hour-long rain storm brought some hail and plenty of water around Highland Golf Course, but Hoquiam withstood it long enough to knock off Elma in this Evergreen 1A golf match on Tuesday.
Elma’s Lauryn Keating earned medalist honors with a 36. Kelci Parker led Hoquiam with a 50, with three of her teammates within four strokes of her to secure the match win.
“We had nine players — varsity and JV — who were within five strokes of each other,” HHS head coach Patty Sundstrom said. “We were solid today. Our first four (golfers), in these conditions, to shoot what they did, I was very impressed with them.”
Sundstrom cited Parker for her round, noting “she’s figured out her swing and is playing consistent.”
On Thursday, Hoquiam hits the road to take on Woodland.
Elma (222) — Lauryn Keating 36, Payton Dineen 55, Taylor Peek 65, Morgan Rockey 66.
Hoquiam (209) — Brittany Nations 53, Kaitlyn Mason 52, Katie Skolrood 54, Kelci Parker 50, Megan Gibson 66, Tanisha Bemis 60.